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City Employees Participate in Stand Against Racism Events

ASHEVILLE, NC – As part of the City of Asheville’s diversity training initiative, and in support of the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism event, city employees are taking part in a staff guided walking tour that recognizes the value of diversity in our community.

The tour runs every 15 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. It begins at the Public Works parking lot adjacent to Eagle Street and includes stops at several sites adjacent to City Hall that highlight the history and diversity of downtown Asheville.

Colleagues from Buncombe County have also been invited to join the tours, which are being led by volunteer employees. Participants will use their lunch hour to take the tours.

To ensure that every employee who is interested in participating has access to this valuable information, a virtual version of tour has been made available online at http://www.youtube.com/cityofasheville/.

The tour will be a permanent part of employee training to exhibit the City of Asheville’s year-round commitment to celebrating diversity.

For more information about the city’s event, contact Training and Community Relations Specialist Kendra Turner at 828-259-5867 or [email protected].

Information about the Stand Against Racism can be found at http://www.ywcaofasheville.org/, or http://standagainstracism.org/.

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